Edward Marshall


Adjunct Professor

Professor Marshall joined the Fuqua School of Business in July, 2016, coming from a distinguished 35 year career in business as an entrepreneur, leadership consultant, executive coach, author, and thought leader in trust and collaboration. As Managing Director of The Marshall Group, LLC, Dr. Marshall has worked in the C-suite of Fortune 500 companies like DuPont, Microsoft, VMware, Marriott, Philips, American Express, and TIAA. He is best known for his pioneering work in collaborative leadership where his Collaborative Method(sm) became a best practice at DuPont, and won the Excellence in Organization Development award from the Association for Training and Development. He has facilitated more than 150 change initiatives ranging from the strategic alliance between Marriott International and Host Marriott, to business process redesigns, mergers, IT integrations, and cultural transformations. As an ICF-certified executive coach, Dr. Marshall has helped more than 100 C-level and senior executives reach their professional goals. His industry focus has been in IT, healthcare, and manufacturing. Dr. Marshall has worked with companies and organizations in South Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America. From 2009-13, Dr. Marshall was invited to be a Senior Partner for Organizational Leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership where he focused on client work, leadership strategy, and collaborative leadership initiatives.


At the Fuqua School of Business, Dr. Marshall is on the Management faculty where he has taught Leadership in the Cross-Continent MBA program. He also teaches a core management course at the Pratt School of Engineering to students in the Masters of Engineering Management program.


Professor Marshall’s holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Masters from Syracuse University (summa cum laude), and a BA from Claremont McKenna College. He holds coaching certificates from Duke University, and the International Coach Federation(Professional Coach Certification). He is also certified in a range of 360 assessment instruments.


Dr. Marshall has published two business best-selling books on collaborative leadership and change: Transforming the Way We Work: the Power of the Collaborative Workplace, and Building Trust at the Speed of Change, and has co-authored three other books on culture and trust. He is now writing The New Age of Collaboration: Leadership for the 21st Century to be published in 2020. Since 1997, he has written a nationally syndicated column, In the Workplace, for American Cities Business Journals on workplace, team, change, and leadership topics.


Dr. Marshall holds three service marks for his work in developing The Collaborative Method, and has won awards from the National Academy of Schools of Public Administration and Affairs, the Ford Foundation, and a Lifetime Achievement Award as a Top 15 Trust Thought Leader from Trust Across America.

Contact Information

  • Office Phone: (919) 265-9616
  • Email Address: edward.marshall@duke.edu


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MPA, Syracuse University
  • BA, Claremont McKenna College

Courses Taught

  • EGRMGMT 540: Management of High Tech Industries
  • MENG 540: Management of High Tech Industries